Dubai, Borneo & Kuala Lumpur
Travel 10 Feb 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
Book by 31 Jan 2019
Saving £250 per person
- 4 nts JA Ocean View Hotel, Dubai - Breakfast
- 5 nts Shangri-Las Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Borneo Beaches - Breakfast
- 2 nts Traders, Kuala Lumpur - Breakfast
- Optional excursion: Wildmen of Borneo available from £169pp
- Flights to Dubai and onwards to Kuala Lumpur with Emirates, then to Borneo and returning to Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia Airlines, before you fly back to the UK with Emirates, accommodation throughout, return private transfers and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is ATOL protected 2713
Enjoying a fabulous location on "The Walk" of Jumeirah Beach Residence overlooking the Arabian Gulf and steps from the public beach.
A superb resort situated in lush, landscaped gardens overlooking a protected marine national park and only ten minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu city.
Traders is a chic, contemporary hotel with excellent amenities in a prime location opposite the Petronas Twin Towers offering direct access to shops and entertainment.
Flights to Dubai and onwards to Kuala Lumpur with Emirates, then to Borneo and returning to Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia Airlines, before you fly back to the UK with Emirates, accommodation throughout, return private transfers and prepayable taxes.
This ever-changing Emirate is like nowhere else on the planet and features eye-catching architecture, scintillating tax-free shopping, incredible attractions, beautiful beaches, glamorous bars and restaurants as well as ancient traditions and the silently shifting sands of the dramatic desert interior.
Over the last few decades Dubai has undergone huge growth and has evolved from a small Gulf trading centre to one of the world's most spectacular and futuristic urban destinations. While for many the beaches are the main attraction, there are so many other places of interest and activities to occupy you as well as a wide variety of places to stay. Whatever you choose to see or do and wherever you opt to lay your head, it's cheap and easy to get around, either by taxi or metro, ensuring you can see as much as possible, should you wish to do so.
Dubai Creek is the artery around which the city has developed and provides much of its character, with ancient dhows plying the busy waters, authentic architecture and the fascinating souks of Deira selling an array of spices, gold and textiles. Downtown Dubai has now eclipsed the Creek as the new business district and is where you'll find the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountain. Also here is Dubai Opera, which hosts a wide variety of events, including theatre, opera, ballet, orchestras, concerts, fashion shows, live entertainment and art exhibitions.
Established Jumeirah comprises a nine mile stretch of beaches, iconic hotels, shopping malls, the Marina Walk with an array of restaurants and Wild Wadi Waterpark. Man-made Palm Jumeirah island, billed as the 'eighth wonder of the world' is linked by causeway from Dubai Marina and extends into the Gulf in the shape of a palm tree. Jebel Ali lies to the southwest and has a stunning palm-lined private beach.
In a city that boasts the world's largest shopping mall and an annual Shopping Festival, it's no surprise that Dubai is paradise for shopaholics! As well as the vast modern malls that dot the city, there's plenty of old-fashioned Arabian shopping to be found in the souks of Deira and Bur Dubai.
For those who like to be active there's plenty of outdoor, or indoor, sporting pursuits on offer, including all manner of watersports, a spectacular selection of golf courses, an indoor ski slope, ice rink, several water parks with fun for all the family and don't miss the opportunity to get out into the desert, even if for just a few hours. Dubai also boasts a top calendar of annual sporting events including leading tennis and golf tournaments, the world's richest horse race - the Dubai World Cup along with international cricket matches.
Dubai holidays offer a superb spread of top-quality restaurants and celebrity chefs with cuisine from all around the globe as well as contemporary bars, many with superlative views. Some of the best establishments are found within the numerous luxury hotels with most offering several options. The Madinat Jumeirah complex and souk has an array of restaurants and shops while the big malls also have lots of eateries, including fast food options.
The recently opened Dubai Parks™ and Resorts is the largest integrated theme park resort in the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent. The resort has three theme parks and a water park – motiongate™Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, Legoland® Dubai and the Legoland® Water Park. It features over 100 rides and attractions along with a hotel and retail, dining and entertainment district.
So why not find out for yourself what all the fuss is about and let Premier Holidays create the perfect Dubai holiday for you…
Both Sabah and Sarawak have an astounding array of superb beaches, which offer the perfect place to relax after taking in the many wonderful adventures and experiences of Borneo.
Most of Borneo's beaches are clustered around Sabah and include the beaches of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Tanjung Aru Beach and Pantai Dalit Beach.
Tunku Abdul Rahman is made up of five islands, including Gaya, and are within easy reach of Kota Kinabalu. Along with Gaya's idyllic beaches, the island is surrounded by dive and snorkelling sites, while other activities include kayaking and light jungle trekking. Tanjung Aru Beach takes its name from the casuarina or aru trees that fringe the fine sands and is renowned for its amazing sunsets. Exquisite Pantai Dalit offers private expanses of soft white sand and is an ideal retreat to relax amidst tropical surroundings.
On Sarawak, Telok Bandung faces the South China Sea and has a stunning backdrop of majestic Mount Santubong as well as verdant tropical rainforest.
From humble beginnings as a tin mining shanty town, Kuala Lumpur has evolved into a 21st century metropolis dominated by the tallest skyscrapers in south east Asia. Historic temples and mosques rub shoulders with space-age towers and shopping malls while locals sip cappuccino in coffee shops or feast at bustling streetside hawker stalls. KL, as it is affectionately known, is a city that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Kuala Lumpur is a compact city and most of the tourist sights are easily explored on foot, however the city has an excellent network of public transport including buses, metro (Light Rail Transit) and a monorail making it easy to get around. Taxis are also available, but as the roads can be busy, they may prove be a more expensive option.
At the historic heart of the city is Merdeka Square (or Independence Square). Ringed by handsome colonial-era buildings the square marks the place where the Malaysian flag was hoisted for the first time following independence from British rule in 1957. On the west side of the square is the Royal Selangor Club, while on the eastern edge is the distinguished Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Other nearby notable historical buildings include the highly acclaimed Jamek Mosque, which is a vision of soaring minarets and onion-shaped domes; and the imposing Old Railway Station. To the west of the colonial area is the popular Lake Gardens, a green oasis with boating lakes, pavilions, an orchid garden, deer park, butterfly park, bird park and planetarium.
Modern Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) sits in the financial district of KL, known as the Golden Triangle, and is where you'll find many of the city's luxury hotels along with the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers, which are the epitome of contemporary KL. If you have a head for heights don't miss the panoramic views from the sky bridge linking the two towers at the 41st and 42nd floors. Other sights within this district include the verdant KLCC Park and the Aquaria KLCC, which is home to over 20,000 aquatic and land mammals from all over the world. For city skyline views that include the Petronas Twin Towers head to the observation deck of the Menara KL Tower, which is higher than the Petronas' skybridge, or perhaps take tea at the revolving Seri Angkasa restaurant one floor higher.
To the north of Kuala Lumpur in Selangor are the Batu Caves, a series of giant limestone caves which were discovered in the 19th century and are among the holiest Hindu shrines in Malaysia. The entrance is dominated by a colossal statue of the Hindu deity Lord Murugan and a flight of 272 steps lead to the main cave, Temple Cave, which is where most of the shrines are located.
Kuala Lumpur is also a great destination for shopping. If it's high end fashion you seek, the Bukit Bintang and KLCC areas provide excellent choices, with upmarket malls such as Suria KLCC and Pavilion KL. Alternatively, Berjaya Times Square, one of the largest shopping malls in the world, has over 1,000 retail outlets, an indoor theme park, cinemas, food outlets and a bowling alley. For a real sense of the city's local shopping scene, take a stroll around one of the bustling markets, such as the huge Central Market on Jalan Benteng or the vibrant night market along Petaling Street in Chinatown for the chance to haggle for clothing, accessories, handicrafts, souvenirs and much more.
Food is without a doubt a highlight of any visit to KL, with so many opportunities to enjoy a diverse assortment of local and international cuisine. Expect everything from award-winning gourmet restaurants with menus from around the world, to chic bistros and traditional street stalls that line the city streets and offer an excellent choice of inexpensive dishes. Kuala Lumpur is a lively nocturnal hub of cafes, pubs and clubs where you can dance the night away, as well as glitzy rooftop cocktail bars within five-star hotels, so it's safe to say that there's no shortage of exciting places to spend the evening in Kuala Lumpur.